On March 7, 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court issued Rule Change 2013(03), amending Rules 5 and 7 of the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure. The changes to Rule 5, “Preliminary Procedings,” clarify language regarding the felony complaint, and adds language regarding waiver of the right to a preliminary hearing. The changes to Rule 7, “The Indictment and the Information,” discuss filing for preliminary hearings and set forth time limits. In addition, a subsection (i) was added, which provides time limits for requests to transfer cases to juvenile courts. A redline of the changes is available here.
The Supreme Court issued Rule Change 2013(02) on February 21, 2013, which changed Form 20 in the Appendix to Chapters 1 through 17A – Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure.
Rule Change 2013(01) was issued on February 8, 2013. Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 16.2 and Rule 313, were amended with this rule change. The changes to Rule 16.2, “Court Facilitated Management of Domestic Relations Cases and General Provisions Governing Duty of Disclosure,” clarify that if an initial expert report is served early, the rebuttal report need not be submitted until 35 days prior to hearing. The changes to Rule 313, “Counterclaim and Cross Claim,” discuss remand to the county court if the counterclaim that caused removal to district court is dismissed.
All of the Supreme Court’s rule changes are available here.